Patent Number: 6,294,861

Title: Electric discharge lamp apparatus

Abstract: An electric discharge lamp apparatus which incorporates an arc tube 10 structured such that an enclosed glass bulb 12 of an arc tube body 11 is enclosed in an ultraviolet-ray shielding globe 20 and having a front end which is supported by a metal lead support 36 forwards extending from an insulating plug 30 provided with a focusing ring 34 and made of synthetic resin and which has a structure that a rear end of the globe 20 of the arc tube 10 is supported by a metal support member 50 secured to the insulating plug 30, wherein the metal support member 50 is constituted by a metal base plate 51 secured to the insulating plug 30 and forming a reference plane f2 running parallel to the focusing ring 34 on the front surface of the insulating plug and a metal vertically-holding member 60 (a slide plate 61 and an arc-tube holding band 71) integrally joined to the metal base plate 51 and arranged to vertically hold an electrically-discharge axis L of the held arc tube 10 with respect to reference plane f2 of the metal base plate 51 so that the electrically-discharge axis L of the arc tube 10 is accurately brought to a predetermined required position with respect to the focusing ring 34.

Inventors: Mochiduki; Kunimasa (Shizuoka, JP), Harazaki; Masato (Shizuoka, JP), Numajiri; Yasuyoshi (Shizuoka, JP), Fukuyo; Takeshi (Shizuoka, JP), Ohshima; Yoshitaka (Shizuoka, JP), Irisawa; Shinichi (Shizuoka, JP)

Assignee: Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01J 61/34 (20060101); H01J 61/40 (20060101); H01J 5/00 (20060101); H01J 61/38 (20060101); H01J 5/54 (20060101); H01J 005/48 (); F21M 007/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018